My handwriting has regressed drastically since joining the professional work force. With the daily usage of computers, I have to actually write things down like, once a week? Maybe?
We’re talking beyond Charley in Flowers for Algernon levels here. In that book, a janitor has some medical treatment to make him smarter, and his handwriting and writing improve radically. But the results are only temporary and he watches his writing deteriorate rapidly. Maybe that book had nothing to do with handwriting, I read it in like seventh grade or something.
Anyhow, I keep a notepad by my bed to jot down any good ideas I have while I’m lying in bed. Too often, things hit me after lights out, and I think “I’ll remember that” but in the morning, I don’t. So, I implemented the pad so I don’t lose the idea for a million-dollar movie screen play or something.
But it almost doesn’t matter. Because when I look at the pad, I can’t really read what I wrote at night.
I know what you’re thinking: “turn the lights on next time you’re writing. Then you’ll be able to read it in the morning.”
No. You don’t understand. The lights were on. I’m not talking about reading it in the morning.
I mean, when I’m write something, I now notice that I can’t read it while I’m writing it.
I don’t think I’m technically literate anymore.
My friend made a computer font out of her handwriting, which is cool. Not an option for me. Actually, I should try it two ways. I should do it where I write the letters how I would want them to show up on screen, like my friend did. Which would be close to my handwriting… if it was good. And then I should just quickly write down each letter and use that. And see if anyone, anywhere can read either.
Just to be clear (hahaha). Here’s my notes from the other night: